Are you an artist in Virginia who is working in traditional or community arts and open to performing, demonstration, or teaching opportunities? Are you a programmer or presenter seeking artists for your next event?

The Virginia Folklife Artist Directory serves to connect artists, craftspeople, and tradition bearers to prospective programmers and/or students. Initially conceived and launched as “TRAIN: Teachers of Remote Arts Instruction Network” in response to COVID-19, we have updated this free resource to indicate both in person and online availability and have limited it to residents of Virginia. We also support our directory artists to with enrollment in the Virginia Commission for the Arts teaching and touring artist rosters.

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Earl White

Floyd County | Teaching and Performing Artist


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Fiddlin Earl White has been a prominent figure in the Oldtime music and dance community for more than 50+ years. He is one of few Black Americans playing

Areas of Expertise

Oldtime Stringband music. Fiddle tunes, banjo. Black American history in Oldtime Appalachian music.

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Chris Whitley

Waynesboro | Teaching Artist


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Chris started his musical journey growing up watching his father and grandad play, which sparked his interest in music from a young age. Chris went on to study

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Reggae piano, music production, song writing

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Jacob Wright

Montgomery County | Teaching Artist


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I am a professional banjo player who works for the iconic Bluegrass musician, Larry Sparks. I offer online lessons as well and always enjoy meeting new students and

Areas of Expertise

Banjo and guitar lessons

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Bob Zentz

Norfolk | Teaching Artist


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Smithsonian Folk-Legacy recording artist BOB ZENTZ is an award-winning singer, songwriter and songfinder, and multi-instrumentalist, now in his sixth decade of performing, with stops along the way including

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Folk music, songwriting, storytelling, traditional instruments

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